Tuesday, August 09, 2011

The Flores Man hoax

Nature magazine reports:
Homo floresiensis, dubbed the 'hobbit' of Indonesia, is once again igniting debate. A skull-scanning study supports the idea that the diminutive individual was not a separate species, but simply a stunted human.
There are still some unsettled issues, but it was crazy to declare a new human species based on one dubious skeleton.

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